In Response To Latest Mumia Appeal, Philly Cops Lash Out At District Attorney

By Ted Kelly, Workers.org -

In the face of mounting legal victories and an energized movement in the streets to free Mumia Abu-Jamal, the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police is now attacking District Attorney Larry [...]

Breakthrough For Mumia Abu-Jamal And All Victims Of The Injustice System

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

The case of Mumia Abu Jamal, who was framed with the murder of a police officer, has had some important breakthroughs in the last month including allowing him appeal rights and the finding of six [...]

Philly Prosecutors Discover Mysterious ‘Six Boxes’ Connected To Mumia Abu-Jamal In Storage Room

By Bobby Allyn, Whyy.org -

Days after Christmas, Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner and some of his assistants went rummaging around an out-of-the-way storage room in the office looking for some pieces of [...]

City Forced To Abolish Civil Asset Forfeiture And Pay Back Victims The Millions It Stole From Them

By Rachel Blevins, Activistpost.com -

Philadelphia, PA – The city that has gained a reputation for the egregious civil asset forfeiture practices committed by its police department, will now be forced to dismantle the program [...]

Worker Co-Ops Catch On In Philadelphia

By Sandra Larson, Nextcity.org -

Last fall, Colombia native Luis Eduardo Lozano and four other immigrant day laborers, tired of the indignities of scant, irregular hours and wage theft from employers, formalized the PWA Handymen [...]

Amazing Things Happened When 206 Ugly Vacant Lots In Philly Were Landscaped

By Melissa Breyer, Treehugger.com -

Almost one in five American adults report some form of mental illness; more than 16 million adults experience depression alone every year. Yet patient mental health services only account for an [...]

Why They Risked Everything To Occupy ICE

By Will Bunch, Philly.com -

On Tuesday, Philadelphia police arrested 24-year-old Jameson Rush, gave him — along with 28 others who had been part of an encampment seeking to shut down a U.S. Immigration and Customs [...]

‘This Is Huge’: Black Liberationist Speaks Out After Her 40 Years In Prison

By Ed Pilkington, Theguardian.com -

The first member of a group of black radicals known as the Move Nine who have been incarcerated, they insist unjustly, for almost 40 years for killing a Philadelphia police officer has been [...]

Palestinian Protest Leader Explains Why Philadelphia Orchestra Should Stay Out Of Israel

By Victor Fiorillo, Phillymag.com -

On Monday morning, the Philadelphia Orchestra sent out a “bon voyage” email to its fans and subscribers, explaining that the group is about to embark on a two-week tour that includes performances [...]

Philly Neighborhood Achieves Inclusive Development And Control Through Community Land Trust

By Steve Dubb, Nonprofitquarterly.org -

In Philadelphia, the Community Justice Land Trust is helping preserve a community in the face of rising land values and speculation in the city’s Eastern North section, near Temple University, [...]

Philadelphia DA’s Office Stonewalls At Hearing For Mumia Abu-Jamal

By John Leslie, Socialistaction.org -

The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office continues to stonewall in the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal. At a court hearing on April 30, prosecutors failed, once again, to produce a memorandum [...]

Protests Erupt At Philly Starbucks Where 2 Black Men Were Arrested For ‘Trespassing’

By Hayley Miller, Huffingtonpost.com -

“Starbucks coffee is anti-black,” the demonstrators chanted Monday morning. Protesters swarmed a Starbucks in Philadelphia on Monday, days after police arrested two black men who had been waiting [...]

Philadelphia City Council Votes To End Cash Bail

By Lizzie Manno, Pastemagazine.com -

According to the Vera Institute of Justice, Philadelphia City Council unanimously voted to end cash bail on Thursday—a system that overwhelmingly punishes poor offenders by forcing them to stay [...]

Public Bank: Time For Philadelphia To Invest In Philadelphia

By Tivoni Devor, Generocity.org -

From what magic bucket of money are we supposed to use to pay for all of this? The Philadelphia Municipal Pension Fund, which covers the pension costs of city workers. This $4 billion fund is [...]

After 16 Years Of Activism, Philadelphia Is Reclaiming Its Public Schools

By Sarah Jaffe, truth-out.org -

By Sarah Jaffe for Truthout - Sarah Jaffe: We are talking on Thursday, and the news today is that Philadelphia is taking back control of its public schools. First off, tell us about the news [...]

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